Today I interviewed Mohamed Tall, a spoken word artist from Maryland.
Mohamed Tall is Baltimore City's current Youth Poet Laureate and the 2016 Grand Slam champion. He is a former Baltimore City Poet Ambassador, as well as the 2 time Muslim Interscholastic Tournament spoken word champion. Mohamed has opened up for various entertainers such as Native Deen, the former National Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway and Congressman Elijah Cummings. Traveling around the country on a Social Justice Poetry tour is one of the many feats he has achieved, as well as performing at various venues throughout the country such as the John's Hopkins Health Symposium on the Prison Industrial Complex, and the annual ICNA convention that takes place at the Baltimore City Convention Center. In the fall of 2015 Mohamed began working for a nonprofit organization known as "Dewmore Baltimore" which aims to tackle social justice issues as well as civic engagement through poetry. In the fall he acts as a teaching artist in Baltimore city middle schools. A current Political Science major at Morgan State University, Mohamed now plans to utilize the abilities he's mastered along with the education he is receiving to help establish poetry workshops in different masajid across the country to help further the level of consciousness in his community. Mohamed believes that art is at the forefront of every revolution.